Friday, January 4, 2013

Pomegranate Orange Quinoa Salad

Ahh New Year & new homework. It's been challenging for our kids to get back into the homework routine.  We've been hearing a lot of "I hate math" & "I hate reading". Grumble grumble. I think it's more about the long holiday break, late nights, sleepovers, family holiday gatherings and friends' parties....all things fun filled the air for weeks.

We've been giving a lot of encouragement this week. Even trying to remain patient when one child needed a homework break for a few hours. A little inspirational quote to help motivate:

    "You can have whatever you are willing to struggle for"

I suppose that the habit of study isn't too unlike the habit of eating well. Although I watch what I eat and try to be careful, there certainly isn't a shortage of indulgence. The holidays have brought an over abundance of gluttony and now I try to balance out a little bit with some healthy fare. This fresh recipe is gluten free and fresh.

Pomegranate Orange Quinoa Salad

  • 2 cups Quinoa
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • salt to taste

Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Place quinoa in a large bowl.

Peel & slice the orange into 1//2" pieces. Add to the quinoa.

Add celery, pomegranate, orange juice and salt. Toss to coat and serve



  1. This is so fresh and delicious, like bringing a bit of summer into January!

    1. Thanks! I think so too. It might be time to make another batch :-)


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